Rui Qi

Rui Qi

Counsel, Banking
Rui Qi advises private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers, and commercial and investment banks on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including acquisition, property and corporate financings.


Ms. Qi’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Central Group and SIGNA Group on the financing of their £4 billion acquisition of the Selfridges chain of department stores;
  • UCB SA on the financing of its US$1.9 billion acquisition of Nasdaq-listed Zogenix Inc.;
  • Iceland Foods Limited regarding its revolving credit facility;
  • MJ Gleeson plc regarding its revolving credit facility;
  • the Ferrero Group and related investment vehicles in financing the acquisition of Fox’s Biscuits Limited and in connection with a €1.5 billion margin loan facility;
  • Silver Lake Partners in connection with the financing of its acquisitions of:
  • Sampo plc in its debt financing to support its joint offeror £1.66 billion takeover bid for Hastings Group Holdings plc;
  • JAB Holding Company in connection with various financing transactions;
  • JDE Peet’s N.V. in connection with various financing transactions;
  • UCB SA in the financing of its US$2.3 billion acquisition of Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;
  • the lenders in a US$1.2 billion term loan facility for a Middle Eastern producer of aluminium products;
  • Pret A Manger Ltd, a portfolio company of JAB Holding Company, in its acquisition of EAT Limited;
  • Castik Capital in the financing of its acquisition of majority stakes in IPAN GmbH and Delegate;
  • Key Safety Systems, Inc. in the financing of its US$1.6 billion acquisition of substantially all of the assets and operations of Takata Corporation, as part of Takata’s Chapter 11 case;
  • Jacobs Douwe Egberts in its €5.8 billion secured cross-border financing;
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. in connection with its US$7 billion 364-day revolving credit facilities and other loan facilities; and
  • Ball Corporation in the financing of its US$8.4 billion acquisition of Rexam plc.



  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2013
  • B.A. (Law), Cambridge University, St. John's College, 2012


  • England & Wales

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